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Owl Population Significantly Dropping by Rodent Pesticide

Thursday 7th December / posted by Chris Wheeldon

The Species, the Boobook Owl, is a nocturnal, natural predator of vermin (in particular pesky, feral rodents), also experiencing a significant decline in numbers…ironically enough, due to the use of household rat poison.

Named after its distinctive call; the Boobook Owl is the most common and widespread species of owls within Australia…what’s worryingly though is their number population…
…For the past 15 years their numbers have been in a decline.

Dr. Michael Lohr, a researcher with his PHD and hails from Edith Cowan University, has recently been doing an investigation surrounding rodenticide-poison(s), and the role it may be playing regarding a persistent decline in numbers of this beautiful, nocturnal animal…

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